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Calvin Lands Three on All-MIAA Men’s Tennis Team - DeMaagd Named Lawrence Green Scholar-Athlete

Saturday, May 04, 2013

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The All-MIAA men’s tennis teams have been announced and three members of the MIAA tri-champion Calvin men’s tennis team have been so honored. Seniors Brian DeMaagd and Preston Phillips have been named to the All-MIAA first team while senior Philip Reinken has been named to the second team. In addition, DeMaagd has been named the recipient of the MIAA’s Lawrence Greet Scholar-Athlete Award. DeMaagd is the fifth individual in Calvin men’s tennis history to receive the honor. Jeff Admiral was the first recipient from Calvin in 1994 followed by Dan Meester in 1995, Jon VanderArk in 1997 and Ricky Tilton in 2008. The award is based on academic performance in memory of the late Lawrence “Doc” Green, physical educator, athletic trainer and coach at Hope College.

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Baseball Splits Twinight Doubleheader With Hope at Fifth Third Park - Clinches MIAA Tournament Berth

Friday, May 03, 2013

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By Mark DeHaan

Looking to secure its position in the MIAA Tournament, the Calvin Knights baseball team hosted the Flying Dutchmen of Hope College on Friday afternoon at nearby Fifth Third Ballpark. In order to claim a top-four spot, Calvin had to win at least one game or see Olivet drop at least one game to Kalamazoo. Both scenarios worked out for Calvin on Friday as Kalamazoo defeated Olivet 4-1 earlier in the day while Calvin split its doubleheader with Hope. In game one, the Knights got off to a tough start, giving Hope a 4-0 lead in the first en route to a 6-5 loss. In game two, it was Calvin that jumped out to an early lead it would not relinquish, scoring six in the first inning on its way to an 8-1 victory. Calvin will close out the regular season on Saturday at Hope with a doubleheader slated to start at 1 p.m.

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Men’s tennis falls to Kalamazoo 6-1 in MIAA Tournament Finals

Friday, May 03, 2013

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Story by Mitch Blankespoor

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Calvin men’s tennis team saw its season come to an end Fri., May 3 at Stowe Tennis Stadium.  For the third consecutive year, the Knights fell to the Hornets of Kalamazoo in the MIAA Tournament final.  Kalamazoo was eager for revenge.  On Apr. 3, the Knights defeated the Hornets 6-3 for the first time in program history.  This day, however, would belong to Kalamazoo.  The Hornets took two of three doubles flights.  Peter Rothstein and Steve Hanselman defeated Preston Phillips and Phil Reinken 8-4 at first doubles.  Calvin seniors Brian DeMaagd and junior Loukas Peterson defeated Alan Faber and David DeSimone 8-3 at second doubles.  The Hornets took the lead when Robert Hudson and Mike Korn defeated John Strikwerda and Jarrod Brower 8-5 at third doubles.  Calvin needed to win four singles flights, but could not muster any.  DeMaagd fell to Rothstein 6-1, 6-4 at first singles.  Steve Hanselman defeated Phillips 6-4, 6-1 at second singles.  Phillips and Peterson fell at third and fourth singles respectively.  The match was played to decision.  Calvin finishes its season at 13-6.  The Knights won their first conference championship in program history with a conference record of 5-1.

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Calvin Track & Field Teams Wrap Up MIAA Titles - 11th and 12th Conference Crowns of Year for Knights

Friday, May 03, 2013

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HOLLAND - The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams were in no sharing mood on Friday at the MIAA Field Day. Both teams took first place on Friday and in doing so, captured outright MIAA titles - both achieving the feat together for the first time since 2010. The MIAA titles are the 11th and 12th of the 2012-13 academic year for Calvin College - a new MIAA record. On the women’s side, Calvin produced a first place total of 273.5 points with Hope second with 189 points. The league title is the 24th consecutive crown for the Knights which marks the longest active championship streak in MIAA women’s athletics history. On the men’s side, Calvin recorded a first place total of 232.5 points which Hope second with 179.5 points. The league title is the 37th in Calvin men’s track and field history - more than any other MIAA member school.

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Calvin Track and Field Teams Move Into First Place at MIAA Field Day

Thursday, May 02, 2013

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HOLLAND - The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams moved into first place on the first day of competition at the MIAA Field Day hosted by Hope College. The MIAA Field Day is worth one-half of the final league crown. The MIAA Jamboree - held three weeks ago - makes up the remaining half. Both Calvin teams took first place at the earlier MIAA Jamboree. Through one day of competition, the Calvin men’s team has 72 points, 38 points ahead of Hope while the Calvin women’s team has 62.5 points with Alma second with 58 points.Ranked 24th nationally, the Calvin men took first place in just one event on Thursday but flashed strong depth throughout the day to pile up an early first place point total. Senior David VandeBunte led the charge by winning the 10,000 meters in a time of 31:17.38. On the women’s side, Calvin took first place in two events Thursday. Senior Carissa Verkaik got the day rolling by winning the high jump for the third consecutive year, doing so with a jump of 5-3. She was one of three Calvin high jumpers to score points as sophomore Christina Geating was second and sophomore Kelley Tuinenga seventh. Action continues on Friday at 10 a.m.

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Men’s tennis defeats Hope 5-4 in MIAA Tournament Semifinals

Thursday, May 02, 2013

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Story by Mitch Blankespoor

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Coming off a loss at the hands of the Flying Dutchmen last week, the Calvin men’s tennis team hosted Hope in the MIAA Tournament semifinals May 2 looking for revenge. The match lasted well over four hours, and also included a rain delay. Calvin edged Hope, defeated the Flying Dutchmen 5-4 at Strikwerda Tennis Center.  The Knights won two of three doubles flights.  Preston Phillips and Phil Reinken won at first doubles while Brian DeMaagd and Loukas Peterson won at second doubles.  Calvin needed three of six singles flights to win the match, and got exactly that.  Phillips won a 6-4, 7-5 match over Parker Bussies at second singles.  Jarrod Brower defeated Jon Panzer 6-0, 6-3 at fifth singles.  The decisive flight came at fourth singles.  Loukas Peterson defeated Kyle Kreps in three sets by scores of 7-6 (4) 6-7 (6), 6-3.  Calvin improves to 14-5 on the season and is also 5-1 in the MIAA. The Knights earn a berth in the MIAA Tournament final for the third consecutive year. Calvin will travel Kalamazoo to take on the Hornets tomorrow, May 3, for a 4:00 p.m. match at Stowe Tennis Stadium.

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Women’s tennis falls 5-0 at Hope in MIAA Tournament Semifinals

Thursday, May 02, 2013

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Story by Mitch Blankespoor

HOLLAND, Mich. – The Calvin women’s tennis team saw its season come to an end Thursday, May 2, on the campus of Hope College.  The Knights fell 5-0 to the Flying Dutch in the MIAA Tournament semifinals.  In a match played at Vande Poel-Herrings Stadium, Hope won all three doubles flights.  Calvin did put up a fight in two of the three flights, however.  Seniors Jordan Ipema (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian) and Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian) fell to Melissa Bieri (Holland/Holland Christian) and Anna Garcia (Battle Creek/Lakeview) 8-6 at second doubles.  Calvin sophomores Samantha Reitsma (Grand Rapids/Northpointe Christian) and Ali Roode (Hudsonville/Unity Christian) were defeated by Stephanie Huffman (Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Eastern) and Andrea Pickelman (Marshall/Marshall) 8-5 at third doubles.  Hope needed to win only two singles flights to clinch the match.  The Flying Dutch won the first two matches off the courts.  Casey Baxter (Saline/Saline) defeated Ipema 6-1, 6-1 at second singles.  Leah LaBarge (Hudsonville/Hudsonville) defeated Calvin junior Bethany Zoerhof (Holland/Holland Christian) 6-2, 6-1 at fourth singles.  The match was played to decision.  Calvin finishes its season with a 6-11 record including a 4-4 mark in MIAA regular season play.

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